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Ms. Miro from Biddeford ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing S.T.E.M. Into Every Classroom

My students need S.T.E.M. based activities such as the Thames & Kosmos Kids First Automobile Engineer.

  • $218 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nearly 600 students in grades 1-3, aged 5-9, attend our public primary school in southern Maine. The area is economically depressed, with many children depending on school breakfasts and lunches to supplement their diets. We are a designated Title I School.

My students are curious, enthusiastic, and creative; they are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge.

They are hands-on learners who learn best by doing!

We are a self-contained classroom focusing our learning on both academics and social skills training. I currently have 13 children in my class from grades 1-3, with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments. They are a fantastic group of children with mixed interests, abilities, and goals. This year we are using project-based learning to develop their skills in these areas.

My students are fearless when it comes to technology and, as children of the 21st century, they need to be prepared to use a variety of tools to engage their world.

My Project

Most students thrive in active, hands-on, problem-solving classroom environments; and this is especially true for kids with special needs. According to a STEM3 Academy report, about 34% of kids with autism spectrum disorders gravitate to courses and careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math. The engineering items which I am hoping to get in my classroom will provide my students with opportunities to work collaboratively with their peers, in a structured safe environment, while providing an attainable challenge in order to have opportunities to be successful.

I set high, but not unreasonable standards for all of the children in my self-contained behavior classroom, I believe that students with special needs can learn at higher levels and that you can and should create an environment to help them do that.

Ms. Miro
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 14 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thames & Kosmos Kids First Automobile Engineer • Amazon Business $39.76 1 $39.76
ETI Toys | STEM Learning | Original 101 Piece Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set for 3, 4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls | Creative Fun Kit | Best Toy Gift for Kids Ages 3yr - 6yr • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59

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